Scientia Horticulturae

(The H4-Index of Scientia Horticulturae is 43. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Melatonin alleviates iron stress by improving iron homeostasis, antioxidant defense and secondary metabolism in cucumber138
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.), the king of spices: An overview128
Water loss of fresh fruit: Influencing pre-harvest, harvest and postharvest factors128
Emerging roles of melatonin in mitigating abiotic and biotic stresses of horticultural crops114
Investigating the enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant defense by applying iron oxide nanoparticles in Dracocephalum moldavica L. plant under salinity stress110
Optimal light intensity for sustainable water and energy use in indoor cultivation of lettuce and basil under red and blue LEDs100
Selenium application in two methods promotes drought tolerance in Solanum lycopersicum plant by inducing the antioxidant defense system97
The effective antagonistic potential of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria against Alternaria solani-causing early blight disease in tomato plant79
Streptomyces alleviate drought stress in tomato plants and modulate the expression of transcription factors ERF1 and WRKY70 genes79
Effect of gum arabic and Aloe vera gel based edible coatings in combination with plant extracts on postharvest quality and storability of ‘Gola’ guava fruits76
Melatonin alleviates salt damage in tomato seedling: A root architecture system, photosynthetic capacity, ion homeostasis, and antioxidant enzymes analysis75
Preservation of mango fruit with guar-based edible coatings enriched with Spirulina platensis and Aloe vera extract during storage at ambient temperature74
Promotion of lettuce growth under an increasing daily light integral depends on the combination of the photosynthetic photon flux density and photoperiod74
Exogenously applied proline enhances growth and productivity of drought stressed onion by improving photosynthetic efficiency, water use efficiency and up-regulating osmoprotectants73
Effects of beneficial endophytic fungal inoculants on plant growth and nutrient absorption of trifoliate orange seedlings66
Prolonging the shelf life of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) using Aloe vera gel at ambient temperature62
The bifunctional role of copper nanoparticles in tomato: Effective treatment for Fusarium wilt and plant growth promoter61
Bacillus pumilus promotes the growth and nitrogen uptake of tomato plants under nitrogen fertilization60
Effect of Salt stress on growth, physiological and biochemical characters of Four kiwifruit genotypes59
Effect of seed priming on horticultural crops58
Melatonin is a potential target for improving horticultural crop resistance to abiotic stress56
Effect of biochar on yield and quality of tomato grown on a metal-contaminated soil55
Fruit quality and defect image classification with conditional GAN data augmentation55
Responses of growth, fruit yield, quality and water productivity of greenhouse tomato to deficit drip irrigation53
Use of silicon dioxide nanoparticles for the management of Meloidogyne incognita, Pectobacterium betavasculorum and Rhizoctonia solani disease complex of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)51
Combined foliar and soil application of silica nanoparticles enhances the growth, flowering period and flower characteristics of marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)50
SlWRKY81 reduces drought tolerance by attenuating proline biosynthesis in tomato50
Mechanistic insights on melatonin-mediated plant growth regulation and hormonal cross-talk process in solanaceous vegetables49
Machine vision for the maturity classification of oil palm fresh fruit bunches based on color and texture features48
Prediction of loquat soluble solids and titratable acid content using fruit mineral elements by artificial neural network and multiple linear regression48
Application of biostimulants promotes growth and productivity by fortifying the antioxidant machinery and suppressing oxidative stress in faba bean under various abiotic stresses48
Integration of UV irradiation and chitosan coating: A powerful treatment for maintaining the postharvest quality of sweet cherry fruit47
Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene and chitosan treatment on the storage quality of jujube fruit and its related enzyme activities47
Horticultural lighting system optimalization: A review47
Exogenous caffeic acid and epicatechin enhance resistance against Botrytis cinerea through activation of the phenylpropanoid pathway in apples46
Antifungal effects of essential oils against Aspergillus niger in vitro and in vivo on pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruits46
Cultivar discrimination of litchi fruit images using deep learning46
Ameliorative effect of gum arabic, oleic acid and/or cinnamon essential oil on chilling injury and quality loss of guava fruit46
Renewable sourced biodegradable mulches and their environment impact46
Exogenous salicylic acid alleviates salt stress by improving leaf photosynthesis and root system architecture in cucumber seedlings45
Changes in growth and essential oil composition of sweet basil in response of salinity stress and superabsorbents application45
Exogenous application of hydrogen sulfide and γ-aminobutyric acid alleviates chilling injury and preserves quality of persimmon fruit (Diospyros kaki, cv. Karaj) during cold storage44
Effects of vegetal- versus animal-derived protein hydrolysate on sweet basil morpho-physiological and metabolic traits44
Biosynthesis Regulation of Folates and Phenols in Plants43
Melatonin treatment delays postharvest senescence and maintains the organoleptic quality of ‘Newhall’ navel orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) by inhibiting respiration and enhancing antioxidant cap43